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Two people have been injured after Iron Maiden’s plane, known as Ed Force One, was damaged at an Airport in Santiago, Chile.

The band explained on their website that they hope their gigs in Argentina next week will “go ahead as planned”.

While being towed a steering pin in a tow truck fell out, meaning the famous Boeing 747 collided with a ground tug as it tried to make a turn.

Two of the ground tug operators were injured and had to be taken to hospital.

Iron Maiden say they will “closely monitor their progress”.Iron Maiden plane Ed Force One

The plane is three times the weight of the Boeing 757 used on Iron Maiden’s previous tours in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

As for the aircraft the undercarriage is reportedly badly damaged, and two new engines might be needed.

Iron Maiden’s statement continued: “Fortunately the 20 tons of equipment had not been loaded onto Ed Force One at the time of the accident.

“Although this is tragic for our beautiful plane we do not expect this to affect our concert schedule including the next 2 shows in Cordoba and Buenos Aires.

“We hope to find a new Ed Force One to continue this adventure with us in the near future.”

The band mates were keen to end on a high note, saying: “Our visit to Chile was a huge success with 58,000 fans coming to the show.

“Totally brilliant as ever in the Stadium Nacional last night. We love you guys!”